LINGUIST List 26.5108

Mon Nov 16 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 13-Nov-2015
From: Roy Lyster <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education

Date: 20-Oct-2016 - 22-Oct-2016
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Contact Person: Erin Szabo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

Immersion and dual language education continue to evolve as highly effective program models for launching students on the road to bi- and multilingualism and intercultural competence. This conference welcomes proposals on school-based immersion, bilingual, and dual language programs that involve a minimum of 50% subject-matter schooling through the immersion language at the preschool and elementary levels (PreK–5/6). Secondary or post-secondary continuation programs for elementary immersion/dual language graduates include a minimum of two subject courses in the immersion language.

Invited Speakers

Ellen Bialystok, York University, Toronto, Canada
Patricia C. Gándara, University of California – Los Angeles, USA
Tina M. Hickey, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Patsy Lightbown, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Teresa L. McCarty, University of California – Los Angeles, USA

Conference Co-Chairs:

Diane J. Tedick, University of Minnesota
Roy Lyster, McGill University

Call for Papers:

Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education:
Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts

October 20–22, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Program Models Include:

- One-way world/foreign language immersion
- Co-official/regional language immersion
- Two-way bilingual immersion
- One-way developmental bilingual education
- Indigenous/heritage language immersion

While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy, and culture development through subject-matter learning with a high degree of language intensity. The Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education will bring these models together to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languagesand instructional contexts.

We invite proposals for paper/best practice sessions, discussion sessions, laptop-poster sessions, and symposia related to four conference strands.

Strand 1: Immersion Pedagogy and Assessment
Strand 2: Culture, Identity, and Community
Strand 3: Program Design and Evaluation, Leadership, and Educator Development
Strand 4: Policy, Advocacy, and Communications

In addition, teacher “Swapshop” sessions will allow teachers to exchange and share ideas and successful practices in grade-level groups.

More Information:

- The CARLA conference website provides detailed submission instructions and regular updates:
- Get on the Immersion and Dual Language Conference mailing list:

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